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in the gaza strip after more deadly attacks. >> a busy day on the hill as lawmakers demand answers on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> welcome to news 4. a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 43 degrees out there. safe to say keep out the winter coats. no more shoving them in the back of the closet. >> look outside. don't go out there. it is another cold morning. make sure you wear your warmest winter coat. a lot of cloudiness. here's the view from space. cloud cover drifting over the region coming from the south. a disturbance in the carolinas giving us this cloud cover. we're not going to get any precipitation from it. right near freezing much of virginia, maryland. it's still cold, feeling like a december morning. prince gorgeous, my-30s. much of southern maryland, calvert, st. mary's, a rundell, mostly above 40. prince william county, into the shenandoah valley, a few isolated spots there. a little bit below freezing. when the sky is cleared out, western maryland, west virginia, it's into the upper 20s there. a lot of cloudiness. light wind. cold morning. near 50 by midafternoon. sun
this week about the attack on the u.s. consulate benghazi libya. acting cia director will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, who's the chair of the committee, may call on him later to testify. she says his resignation has nothing to do with the attack on benghazi. >>> the president will meet with members of the business community before sitting down with congressional leaders on friday. the president wants to build a consensus for his approach to avoiding the financial catastrophe. senior democrats and republicans are confident they can reach on a spending plan before the end of the year before billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect, possibly sending us into a deep recession. economists warn we may feel the effects of the budget standoff long before new year's eve. >> if in a few weeks they've failed to reach an agreement, you're going to see anxiety growing in the u.s. board rooms. it's going to be a rough couple of months for the u.s. economy. >> president obama says he's willing to compromise to reach an agreement, but he insists america's top earne
in the u.s. are taking a toll on markets overseas. stocks in asia down significantly after a ratings agency threatened to downgrade the u.s. credit rating unless president obama and congress reach a deal on a spending plan by the end of the year. japan's nikkei index lost 1.3% in early trading. south korea's main index also down more than 1% today. >>> and investors here in the u.s. hope the markets rebound from yesterday's free fall. the dow fell more than 300 points. the nasdaq and the s&p also suffered big losses. >>> new this morning, we've learned president obama will be making a ground breaking trip in two weeks. an official from myanmar says the president will visit on either november 18th or 19th. it will be the first ever visit to the country by a u.s. president. the obama administration is trying to encourage democracy in that country. the president is also scheduled to visit nearby thailand and cambodia that same week. >>> tony tull is at the news4 live desk now with breaking news. >> we are just getting word out of afghanistan about multiple deadly bombings by insurgents. in kan
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, even though he's no longer head of the cia. petraeus was supposed to testify this week in front of the senate intelligence committee. acting cia director mike morrell will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, the committee's chairwoman, insists the resignation has nothing to do with the attack, which killed four americans. >>> president obama will meet with the labor and business communities before sitting down with congressional leaders from both parties on friday. the president says he wants to build a consensus for his approach to avoiding the potential economic catastrophe. senior democratic and republican officials say they're confident they can reach a deal on a spending plan before the end of the year. that's when hundreds of billions of tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect, possibly sending us into say deep recession. economists warn we may feel the effects of the budget standoff long before new year's eve. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you're going to see
, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. six after the hour. >>> both of virginia's u.s. senators will continue to be democrats. tim kaine defeated george allen in the race to succeed jim webb. kaine won by six points in that race. it had been one of the most closely watched campaigns in that country. megan mcgrath is live at the tim kaine campaign headquarters right now. >> reporter: you can see that campaign signs are up along the road. the election is over. governor tim kaine defeated republican george allen. kaine thanked his supporters at a victory party in richmond last night. this race received national attention. democrat jim webb announced his retirement, and the republican party saw it as a real opportunity to gain a seat in the senate, a seat previously held by george allen before he was defeated by webb. millions of dollars were spent by groups outside of virginia in an effort to influence the outcome of this race. in the end, the voters picked tim kaine to be their u.s. senator. >>t's all about partnership. it's all about putting the country first, and virginia knows
also have a hotly contested u.s. senate race, and we're one hour before the polls open. you can see we already have a small line forming here at this polling place in alexandria. are you looking to beat the crowds here this morning? >> i did beat the crowds this morning. >> reporter: you're the first in line. >> i am. been here since 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: what's your strategy? were you a little worried about what's ahead in terms of lines? is >> yes. i have two kids, and they're off from school today. so i had to get out early. >> reporter: and you are. you're number two in line. >> i'm thankful. >> reporter: and it's chilly out here. certainly, you're going to want to bundle up before you head out to the polls. virginia is one of those battleground states that we've heard so much about. president obama won the old dominion four years ago, but mitt romney is pushing back hard. the latest polls show president obama ahead by one point, but it's unclear exactly who is going to take virginia. that poll is well within the margin of error. really who takes the old dominion is going
. democrats are also claiming another big win in virginia. tim kaine beat george allen in the race for u.s. senate. kaine won by 6% in one of the most closely watched and hotly contested races this year. also, one of the most expensive. news 4's megan mcgrath is live outside campaign headquarters in alexandria. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. here at kaine headquarters in alexandria, you can see the homemade sign that graces the window here. it says tim kaine, u.s. senate. kaine is attributing his success to this sort of grass roots support and enthusiasm. he thanked his supporters last night at a victory rally in richmond. this race received national attention when democrat jim webb announced his retirement. the republican party saw it as an opportunity to gain a seat in the senate, a seat previously held by george allen before he was succeeded by webb in 2006. now, millions of dollars was spent on negative tv ads. much of the money coming from groups outside of virginia. and here's what tim kaine had to say about all of that. >> our victory tonight proves it's the nu
behind one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history will spend the rest of his life behind bars. first, he had to face his victims. those injured and family members of those killed by jared loughner addressed him during his sentencing yesterday. the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords had some of the strongest words. mark kelly said, "you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit. after today, after this moment, here and now, gabby and i are done thinking about you." >>> 6:15. the pentagon says it will continue flying unmanned drones in international air space near iran even after iran fired at a drone last week. the drone was performing routine surveillance about 60 miles off the iranian coast when the shots were fired. it wasn't hit and returned to its base. >>> twitter users reported a series of unusual photos last night that may be the result of the social media website being hacked. dozens of users tweeted about it. pictures on their twitter time lines being replaced with this image, which referenced the attack on the u.s. emba
you really are going to have to call ahead. u.s. airways, you can see the ticket counter, they're one of the carriers impacted by all this and they're trying to help out thaur passengers and rebook those flights. the cup that will we spoke to earlier this morning, in the last 24 hours, they have been cancelled and rebooked three times. and they're hoping that they're finally going to get out of here this morning. >> we have been cancelled three times in the past two days, and so we're just getting text messages from united saying this our flights have been cancelled. get to customer service lines and try to find our bags. we don't know where they're at. i think we'll find them. >> and they're in the military. they need their dress uniforms for that event in new york city. they have no idea where their luggage is. so they have their fingers crossed, hoping that the airline figures it out and that everything reaches new york city themselves, their luggage, and that everything works out okay. we have some folks who are sleeping in the terminal. not a huge crowd, but a couple of people wh
-day visit and attend a summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he will be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activist aung san suu kyi. >>> this morning leaders in congress say they are optimistic they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. the president and house leaders showed confidence after a closed door meeting on capitol hill. the republican house speaker john boehner and democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed confidence but neither said how the talks are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to tee cease taxes as scheduled for individuals making less than $250,000 per year. lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address the subject then? >> there was one very inquisiti inquisitive can. a group of young adults called the can kicks back. they say they are pressuring lawmakers to make sure they handle the debt responsibly. >> congress is kicking the can down the road and we realized the can is our generation and starting now we
of the u.s. consulate attack there. petraeus will testify before the senate and house intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. senate committee chair dianne feinstein says he still has information that is critical to this case. >> he interviewed many people, as i understand it, that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> this morning's closed door hearings will not cover petraeus' affair. and petraeus will still likely face questions about his indiscretion with cia investigators. the agency is launching an exploratory investigation to see if he misused any cia resources as its director. the fbi already concluded its investigation and found no evidence petraeus had mishandled classified information. >>> 6:05 right now. today president obama will begin negotiations with congressional leaders on perhaps the most important budget deal of his presidency. congressional leaders will meet with the president today at the white house. they're trying to keep the country from
scandal. >> yes, this investigation keeps getting bigger. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now under investigation in connection to the scandal that led to cia director david petraeus' resignation. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappropriate communication with the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. investigators uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication, mostly e-mails between allen and jill kelley. kelley is the longtime friend of the petraeus family who complained about being harassed by the woman petraeus had an affair with. a senior administration official denies allen committed any wrongdoing and expects to return to duty as commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. this morning general allen is in washington, d.c., preparing for his senate confirmation hearing. aides close to allen say he didn't find out about all this in the investigation until tonight and the general will still appear his meetings scheduled on the hill today. >>> and on the same topic this morning, the fbi will not say what it found at t
. meanwhile, the pentagon standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general george allen, also involved in the scandal. his nomination to head european command is on hold, but leon panetta says he's fully confident allen can lead. >>> this morning obama will likely be asked to comment on the petraeus scandal. that conference begins at 1:30. house minority leader nancy pelosi also holding a press conference today. the califoia law maker expected to announce whether she will run again to lead democrats in the minority. he was speaker of the house from 2006 to 2010. maryland's chris van holland is on the short list if pelosi left, but he's on the record saying he believes she will run again for that position. >>> today congress looks for answers in the deadly meningitis outbreak. leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify in today's hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee. this comes after a report that shows federal health investigators wanted to shut down the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak back in 20
september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. those attacks killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans have been criticizing the obama administration for not responding quickly enough to the violence outside the consulate. >>> david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. it was unclear until yesterday whether petraeus would still answer questions after his sudden resignation as cia director. his close friend said petraeus did not like conspiracies going around that he had something to hide. he will not answer questions about the sex scandal that cost him his job. >>> president obama is defending susan rice. republicans have criticized her for insisting the aing ta was sparked by anger over an anti-islam film despite the fact that it was a coordinated attack. >>> the fbi's top brass will spend a second day on capitol hill giving lawmakers were details about the investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation. fbi director robert muler and shawn joys met privately yesterday. one federal agent says pa
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the former cia director will testify before the senate and house intelligence committees. the general visited libya shortly after the attack which killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. they began holding closed door hearings yesterday. they watched a video of the attack. senator saxby chambliss, the ranking republican on the senate committee says that made it clear terrorists carried out the attack. >>> petraeus resigned from the cia after admitting he had an affair. now the cia is looking into his conduct. it's opening an exploratory investigation to make sure petraeus did not use any cia resources inappropriately. they've already cleared him of mishandling classified information. petraeus' mistress may have troubles of her own. the fbi says it's still investigating paula broadwell. the army reservist has had her security clearance revoked as well. broadwell had classified information, but it came from her time researching petraeus' career for her biography, which she wrote. investigators spoke to broadwell two weeks ago about
make your way towards i-270. >>> 5:02 now, the pentagon is standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan even as it investigates inappropriate e-mails he allegedly sent and received from a florida socialite. secretary of defense leon panetta is urging people not to jump to conclusions about general george allen. allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelley who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell, who was having an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. that led to petraeus' resignation. and broadwell is apparently here in washington. she's been spotted at her brother in northwest d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, steven krantz, left last night but did not speak to reporters. and someone found broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. >>> leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at a hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee to determine how the meningitis outbre
, the 63-year-old gross developed a mass behind his shoulder that u.s. doctors he has not been treated for. gross is serving a 15-year sentence for what cuba calls crimes against the state, charges gross denies. >>> new this morning, d.c. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames in northwest washington. this is at the intersection of 14th and spring street just before midnight. the building was full of smoke. we're told the fire started in the basement and was quickly put out. no one was hurt. montgomery county firefighters are also trying to figure out what sparked this fire in dickerson. firefighters posted this photo on twitter. the home was engulfed in flames. we're told it was a total loss. no one was hurt. >>> it was not a smooth ride for more than 160 passengers on board an amtrak train headed for union station last night. a csx train headed for d.c. derailed just out of richmond at 9:00. they had to stop train 66 at main street station and transfer passengers to buses. passengers arrived safely at union station by bus after 10:00 p.m. >>> hundreds of janitors a
is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still expects petraeus to testify about the attacks even if it doesn't come today. congressional leaders say it's
. >>> right now overseas markets are down because of fears over the potential fiscal cliff here in the u.s. japan's nikkei index fell nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng and south korea index are down significantly. most of europe's markets are also falling today. >>> president obama will use his first address since being re-elected to discuss the fiscal cliff. he won't likely offer a specific plan but will likely urge congressional leaders to work together to find a solution to the crisis. congress and the president have to reach a budget deal by the end of this year to avoid a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. that could trigger a spike in unemployment and send us back into a deep recession. >>> we may finally learn today whether president obama or mitt romney won in florida. election voters there are still counting ballots. it appears the president will win the sunshine state. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. the win would give president obama 323 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> another george bush is
the relief effort for sandy is the largest in the u.s. since hurricane katrina. the red cross has raised around $117 million in donations and pledges. that came from fundraisers including nbc's telethon last week which brought in $23 million. the salvation army has also chipped in raising $5 million to help those affected by the storm. a lot of people just doing the simple thing of texting the red cross and making that $10 donation. every little bit helps. >> so easy. >>> time is 6:13. still ahead the facility opening its doors to help military vets find a job today. >>> and under water surprise. the great tale one man captured during a fishing trip. >>> plus the clumsy intruder caught on camera barging through a yogurt shop. >>> a reason to move the weekend plans outdoors. chuck's the reason. no. he is back with the mild weather forecast, next. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
to the base. the defense department says this was the first time an unmanned u.s. aircraft was shot at in international air space over the gulf. >>> a new video game may be a bit too realistic for the military. the navy is punishing seven members of secretive s.e.a.l. team 6 for disclosing classified information to the games maker. the military says the s.e.a.l.s worked as paid consultants in developing medal of honor, war fighter. they apparently showed them some of the combat equipment that's unique to their unit. the s.e.a.l.s received letters of reprimand which can end careers. they also were docked pay. they won't face jail time. >>> a soldier who is accused of massacring afghans had blood on his uniform. the expert says the blood of two males and two females were found on his clothing. she also said she only tested a small sample of the stains. the current hearing is to determine if bales will face a court mart shal. >>> the man behind the worst mass shooting in u.s. history will face a lifetime in jail, but not before he came face to face with his victims. those injured and f
allen in that race to become the commonwealth's next u.s. senator. news 4's julie carey has more where tim kaine celebrated his victory. >> reporter: he's been the governor, d.c. chairman, and richmond mayor. now tim kaine adds senator-elect to his title. >> tim kaine and ann holden. >> reporter: an exuberant tim kaine hit the stage and started the celebration shortly after his gop challenger george allen conceded. but kaine had barely begun his victory speech when he interrupted it with even bigger news for this democratic crowd. >> nbc just called the presidential race for president obama. >> reporter: it was a moment that duplicated the history made four years ago in virginia, when for the first time in 40 years, voters selected a democratic president. they also picked a democratic senator then mark warner. in 2012 with first term senator jim webb deciding not to run for re-election. republicans hoped to put this seat in gop hands. more outside money was spent on negative ads than any other senate contest. kaine told supporters this victory sends a message. >> here's what it means.
the iconic image of americans raising the u.s. flag on the japanese island of iwo jima in 1945. >>> a traffic alert this morning. if you're hitting the road in d.c. some major streets are closing this morning for the american heart association's annual heart walk. the walk, which raises money for heart disease and stroke research is set to shut down several d.c. streets including new jersey avenue, 3rd street, 4th street, n street, and potomac avenue. closures start around 9:15 this morning and everything should be back to normal around 11:30. >>> the time is 9:07. next a resurgence of occupy wall street. why some are actually thanking demonstrators this morning. >>> and preparing for the entire family for winter. coming up expert advice on protecting your pets from the cold weather. >> and what may be to blame for your allergies flaring up even though spring is long gone. >> tell us what you're going to do with this great weather outside this weekend. we are logged on on facebook and twitter throughout the show. just search news 4 today. we'll be right back. could have gotten me one. i did.
cia director david petraeus will answer questions on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he'll testify before the house and senate intelligence committees separately. the house began hearings yesterday on attacks which heard killed four people, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans accuse the obama administration of ignoring warning signs that could have prevented the tragedy. >> the people back at state here in washington continue to deny additional security, and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> to put this, lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> petraeus' testimony will come one week after he resigned as head of the cia because of an extramarital affair. democrats and republicans say he is still credible when it comes to discussing national security. >>> the cia still plans on looking into petraeus' conduct. the agency is opening what it calls an exploratory investigation. nbc news has
and running, and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> the world trade center memorial is reopening today. parts of the world trade center and a private entrance room for victims' families were ge damag by a four foot wall of water from sandy. a memorial spokesperson says the water has been pumped out and the damage has been fixed. >>> it is not going to be an easy day for voters, and election officials in new york city with so many areas without power, but officials are doing what they can. in at least one new jersey county, ballots were delivered to emergency shelters. governor cuomo signed an executive order that allows voters to cast emergency ballots at any open polling location. >>> voting rights advocates say robocalls are incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone. and live callers making calls primarily to black ovoters. if you see a problem at the polls, we want to hear from you. call the tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mai$202-885-4 tips@news4 iteam.com. >> there's no change in how we vote. you either do
looking for a job may get their break today. the u.s. chamber of commerce holding a hiring our heroes job fair. more than 70 employers will be at joint base anacostia-bolling. runs from 11:00 until 2:00 it has helped find jobs for more than 10,000 veterans and their families. >> great effort there, great service. let's hope veterans get jobs. >>> news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. stay with us. >>> it is not safe there and nowhere else. >> i don't care about your house, i would rather care about your life. >>> a long week for millions, tensions build as the northeast tried to return to normalcy while city leaders try to manage public safety. good morning. >> welcome to news 4 today for friday, november 2nd, 2012. sandy's impact is not over for millions of people. the storm blamed for at least 90 deaths across the east coast. much of new york and northern new jersey under water or in the dark. one power company restored power to nearly 1 million, but many still don't have power. and revised estimates much
headlines right now, at 5:29, hurricane sandy is blamed for 74 deaths in the u.s. >> more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast, that includes about 4,000 in the d.c. region. >>> firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at the old union market warehouse in northeast washington. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning, but first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. a live look outside at 4:30 this morning. 46 degrees outside our studios and some clouds. i think there were some clouds. >> typical to washington, i feel like the beautiful fall weather we had was so short-lived and we're back to cold already. >> sandy blew all the leaves off the trees. sandy made landfall monday. it's thursday. we're still being affected by it. but still getting a bit of the northwest flow. sandy sitting way up over eastern canada now. but still circulation around that bringing in some moisture, a few sprinkles showing up right now on storm team 4 satellite radar where you see those areas in green. a few sprinkle
to pass legislation that will end trade restrictions and help u.s. exporters. >>> george allen says he doesn't know what the future will bring, but he says one thing is certain. he will not run for political office again. the former governor and senator lost the virginia senate race to tim kaine last week by more than 200,000 votes. he told the richmond times dispatch that he and his wife poured their hearts into the campaign, and he is still trying to figure out his next step. allen, a republican, lost his senate seat in 2006 to democrat jim webb. >>> the man believed to be the east coast rapist is expected to enter his first guilty plea in northern virginia today. aaron thomas is expected to take responsibility for the 2009 attack on three teenage trick or treaters in prince william county. he's accused of forcing them into the woods and raping two of them on halloween night. thomas is also expected to enter a second guilty plea in a different case in loudoun county at the end of the month. both cases carry life sentences. >>> opening statements this morning in a murder case involvin
making headlines right now at 5:29, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan now finds himself as part of the investigation into the david petraeus scandal. >>> we'll soon now which schools the chancellor wants to shut down as part of cutbacks at d.c. public schools. >>> and a big day for virginia's new 495 express lanes. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this tuesday, november 13th. it is cold, and there is rain coming down. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. >>> but not cold enough for snow. it is a chilly rain that's falling across virginia. eastern west virginia, the district, and most of maryland advancing off to the north and east. it is snowing up in the adirondacks of new york state. closed now. storm team 4 radar showing an area of moderate rain, these little pockets of yellow and orange. frederick county and washington counties in maryland. and then across the potomac, on
of the u.s. capitol were turned off for scheduled maintenance. usually you can see the famous dome from miles away on any given night. lights back on around 10:00. got a lot of calls on that one. >> yeah, they need to change light publics every now and then. >> even in the capitol. >>> 9:06. a land dispute that could limit game day parking near fedex field. >> the move that could shake up the athletic program at the university of maryland. >>> and a d.c.'s beauty queen's surprising revelation. news she shared with fans about herself on twitter. >>> and join us online on facebook and twitter. we'll be back in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] peo
the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. as people continue to clean up mayor bloomberg canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have gone through some of the hardest hit areas and the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. >> relief could be on the way for the gas shortage. the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. people in new york and new jersey are having major problems getting gas. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to long lines that stretch for miles to get a few stations -- get to a few station thas are open. dominion power crews from our area are in new jersey this morning. while the power could be back on for people in manhattan by the end of today in parts of
a regional summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he is also going to be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activists. >>> leaders in congress say they're confident they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. this after the president met with house leaders in a closed door meeting on capitol hill. no one is talking about how things are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to let taxes increase for people making more than 200,000 a year and families making more than $250,000 a year. republicans oppose that and lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address this country's debt? >> how you doing today? >> and there was a pretty outgoing can on the hill yesterday. a group of young adults have formed a campaign called the can kicks back in response to the fiscal cliff talk. they're trying to put the pressure on lawmakers to make sure they handle the debt long term. >> congress tends to kick the can down the road. we've realized the can is our generat
vote here today. now, there's, of course, another big race here in virginia. the u.s. senate race. it's a hotly contested race. two familiar faces there. both former governors here in virginia. democrat tim kaine and republican george allen. allen previously held the seat, but he lost jim webb back in 2006. webb is retiring, and actually we're expecting george allen to come here later on this morning to cast a ballot here at this location in alexandria. the polls open in virginia at 6:00. you can see there's quite a bit of interest here. folks wanting to get to the polls early to cast their ballot before they went off to work. we're expecting a steady stream of people all day long. the polls in virginia stay open until 7:00 tonight. reporting live in alexandria, megan mcgrath, news 4. >>> there are other interesting senate races around the country. in missouri, democrat claire mcaskill looking to stay in office ahead of republican todd akin. republican scott brown hopes to hold his seat against challenger elizabeth warren. and rick mann is battling chris murphy for a senate seat in co
department in u.s. history. both state and federal agencies are now investigating. >>> stay with us now. news4 today continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> and now, this is "news4 today." >>> developing right now, reignited. the massive flames that flared up in d.c. causing crews to call for backup. >> welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday, november 1st, 2012. the death toll continues to climb four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm claimed 74 lives. more than five million homes and businesses are without power across the east coast. most of those outages are in the new york area. meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firs
of yesterday's fire. >>> good morning. according to a "chicago sun-times" source, u.s. representative jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal officials about a plea deal in connection with his alleged misuse of campaign funds. the source saying "no one has pled guilty," but plea discussions are ongoing on top of the investigation surrounding jackson jr. misusing funds to decorate his home. he is also being investigated for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a female friend. we will continue to stay on top of this. >>> still to come this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg weighing in on an "snl" spoof of himself that went viral. >>> and her dresses always get the fashion world talking. now we're learning more about who the first lady was wearing election night. >>> we saw some flurries overnight and we're off to a chilly start, but big what are you doing there? i am making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea.
blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power
for 111 deaths in the u.s. >>> for so many people the devastation is too much to bear, people in hard-hit areas are getting the help they need. those who can help are chipping in as best they can. jim rosenfield in the disaster zone. >> the stuff that once made up a home, now in a heap. all along cedar grove avenue in newdorph beach, kelly ackerman and her husband have been waiting outside their home. you have been sitting on the stoop how long? >> 2 ha1/2 hours. waiting for fema. >> i'm happy i survived. i'm grateful to be alive. >> reporter: after his sudden plunge into the storm surge. >> i was in the water for 2 1/2 hours. >> reporter: because? >> the current kept taking me back that way. up by newdorph, it was shallow, but the current was strong and it was dark so i con grab anything. >> rescued by firefighters, ackerman comforts others, grateful to see help arriving for the beleaguered bu eed boro. we're getting the help we ed, and i'm glad everybody is sticking through this. it's big. >> food, water, gasoline, election advertiseity, terrible? >> the borough president pleased wi
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
for the assault. the couple got married just hours later. hope solo's u.s. soccer teammate tweeted she was, quote, happy to witness such an amazing celebration of love. >>> speaking of for retail employees who have to head to work as stores open on thanksgiving. on change.org to target ceo has received more than 200,000 signatures from people opposed to the store opening thanksgiving night. a target associate started the petition after target, walmart, toys "r" us opened its doors on thanksgiving morning, meaning employees will have to report to work instead spending time with their families. target said they're just keeping up with customer demand. >>> we are two weeks into the season and wizards still don't have a win. 107-101 loss to the dallas mavericks last night. the last team in the league without a win. this is the second worst start in franchise history. the worst start was last season when the wizards lost their first eight games. >>> the nats won't be winning every postseason award this year. gonzalez finished third in the race for the cy young award. mets dickey won that award which g
for about 15 seconds. the u.s. geological survey says the quake was considered light and no one was hurt. >>> at least 12 people are dead from a strong earthquake in myanmar. a 6.8 quake hit earlier this morning with a 5.8 aftershock. witnesses say some of the victims were killed in a bridge collapse. the quake also caused damage to a monostair and temples in the area. >>> part of the dulles airport access road will be closed during overnight periods. the eastbound lanes between route 123 and the dulles connecter road will close monday through friday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and saturday. traffic will detour on to the dulles connecter road. crews will be doing drainage installation work on the overhead rail bridges. >>> the three-day veterans day weekend means metro is doing track work on three of its lines. on the orange line, buses are replacing lines. the ballston and virginia square stations are closed as well. the work lasts through the day tomorrow. >>> coming up next, how children in prince george's county are helping to transform their neighborhood. >> the big event happening
tripled boosted by recovery in its home country and solid results in the u.s. and europe. toyota is raising its outlook for the entire year despite a big drop in sales in china, where a territorial dispute has prompted protests of toyota cars and trucks. and american airlines pilots union is reaching closure on the financial language for a new contract. the pilots had been in labor talks with the airlines since 2006. american filed for bankruptcy a year ago and received court approval to void the current contract with the pilots so it couldn't pose its own terms. as it tries to save billions of dollars in labor costs. back to you. >> shartia brantley at cnbc, thank you. >>> if you tried to log on to "saturday night live's" home page yesterday and got a strange message, it wasn't your imagination. a group of hackers launched an attack. a group called pyknic, and it defaced the site with this message, remember, remember, the november 5th. it's a reference to guy fox today, an attempt to blow up the government 400 years ago. >>> in new jersey, it's hall weeven. the garden state is c
in the u.s. utility companies still working to restore power to just under 2 million customers. gas lines are still long, but both new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promised an end to the shortage this week. the gas shortage won't help the rush to get back to work and school. it's the first day of classes in new york since sandy. this morning the subway system is running about 80% of normal service. the new york transit agency says it's several weeks away from full restoration, but it's running emergency bus services today. if you're running north on amtrak, service will be limited between washington, new york, and boston. that's because crews are still repairing the damage caused by sandy. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations on phone or online to avoid sold out lines at ticket counters. >>> the crane dangling near a luxury high rise has been fastened to the side of the building. so it is now safe to walk under it. those living in buildings had to evacuate last sunday when sandy's winds knocked the crane loose. that included a hotel w
-famous bustling atlantic city boardwalk dismantled and empty. unrecognizable. u.s. long road to recovery, fema begins to open disaster centers, more than 30,000 have asked for aid. crews trying to remove debris and trying to get power back on in certain parts of new jersey, entire gas systems need to be rebuilt. hundreds still locked out. haven't been able to find out if their homes are still standing after sandy and losing patience. frustrated that this recovery can't happen sooner. newcomb i had cakeses because of sandy. traffic jams, long lines for gas and gas rationing, and there may be no rest for the weary. a winter storm headed this way and could get here well before many get power back on next week. >>> rising health concerns in some new england towns that experienced heavy flooding. in bridgeport, connecticut, the basements of hundreds of homes were flooded. now the musty garbage lines the streets, along with sewage that was brought to the surface, is making them sick. >>> dom mondayon virginia has restored power to customers in our area, and now they are helping to get the lights on
are back on there. the storm is now blamed for at least 111 deaths in the u.s. >>> stay with news 4 and nbcwashington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact. and, remember, help storm victims by going to redacross.org. calling 1-800-help now or text red cross to 90999 to make a $10 on donation. >>> hundreds making their way to the national mall to gather for the fourth annual breathe deep d.c. 5k walk. >> joining us live is sarah sidranski. a breathe deep d.c. committee member who will be walking this morning. >> good morning. i'm glad to be here. we have great weather, great turnout. >> sarah, a lot of people out there have a personal connection to lung cancer. tell us how you got involved and why? >> my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer, and she passed on august 2011. lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and breathe deep d.c. is the largest organization to fund lung cancer research. and i want to support those who are honoring someone they lost and all those walking for people who cannot be here today. >> sarah, tell us more about longevity and breathe deep d.c. do
former governor george allen to win the u.s. senate seat, 51-49%. he says it means virginia is still pretty purple and he rejected suggestions that northern virginia counties like prince william and loudoun were becoming increasingly blue. what do you think about that? >> well, allen tried to tag tim kaine with being too close to president obama. president obama's senator. then his attack was that tim kaine somehow was for the sequester. the device by which taxes go up and government spending is cut. he blamed that for the policies of tim kaine. kaine said wait a minute, i ok'd it as a last-minute measure. we had to do it. so did governor o'donnell. so did eric cantor, all prominent republicans. that didn't work. then there's the third factor some people are telling me that maybe this was not george allen's year to run. his basic premise was i want to get back in the senate and he didn't offer much more than that. supporters said he was a tremendous senator, he should get another chance, but that didn't work. >> once it showed that women actually -- suburban women in much of virginia
the lights that illuminate the dome of the u.s. capitol were turned off for scheduled maintenance. usually you can see the famous dome from miles away on any given night. lights back on at 10:00. >>> redskins back after a bye week. the burgundy and gold looking to snap a three-game losing streak as they take on philadelphia at fedex field. the redskins went into the bye week with a tough loss to the carolina panthers. 21-13, and the eagles are coming in on an even worse -- can you imagine that? a worse losing streak. dropped their last five games, including a blowout loss to the cowboys. kickoff at 1:00 this afternoon and we'll have complete highlights on news 4 at 6:00. >>> and history is repeating itself, unfortunately, for the wizards and definitely not in a good way. they fall 2-0-8 to start the season for a second row in a year. lose to the utah jazz 83-76 last night. jamal crawford led the team, and indiana pacers come to town tomorrow night. i was hoping the jazz would be tired. third game in four days. >>> time 7 minutes after 6:00. the special offer metro will make to military mem
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